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Foundation

EDUCATION, RESEARCH, and COMMUNITY SUPPORT

The mission of the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation (MFBFo) is to support Montana agriculture through education, research, and community support, with a special emphasis for the development of our youth.

Fire Relief Funds Available from Montana Farm Bureau Foundation

The summer of 2017 was one that many of our friends, neighbors and members in Montana would like to forget.  One very bright ray of hope that will not be forgotten was the corresponding relief efforts by many in our state and from the Farm Bureau family across the nation. 

Montana Farm Bureau Foundation was the recipient of a substantial amount of donations directed to help those in need after this summer’s wildfires.  Our Foundation Board of Directors also designated $10,000 from our general budget to help with disaster relief.  All together, we have a pool of just over $20,000 and are currently in the process of determining the best way to distribute these funds.

If you suffered losses due to this summer’s wildfires, please reach out.  You can contact our staff for an application or you will find a downloadable form on our Foundation website.  All applications and nomination forms will be kept strictly confidential.

Click Here for a Downloadable Application

We realize that often times those who are most in need are the last ones to speak up.  For this reason we have also included a nomination form.  This will allow individuals to nominate an individual who they know could use assistance.

Click Here for a Downloadable Nomination Form

For more information contact Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Coordinator Scott Kulbeck at 406-587-3153 or by email at scottk@mfbf.org.

How does the MFB Foundation carry out its mission?  Assisting in Education: Whether it’s funding an adult agricultural education program or providing materials to urban students, we realize that our support is fundamental in providing future leaders with the knowledge and skills they need in order to be effective.  Encouraging Research: Recent improvements in technology have made agriculture both more efficient and more productive. In order to ensure and continue this current progression and to give Montana’s producers the most up-do-date information, we work closely with similarly-interested groups such as the College of Agriculture at MSU-Bozeman.  Supporting Montana’s Rural Communities: Agriculture reaches every corner of the state and is the main artery of rural Montana. In giving youth the opportunity for leadership and offering educational programs, we work to broaden the impact of Montana agriculture.

With continued support, the MFB Foundation is able to offer yearly programs in an effort to promote youth education in agriculture, including: the annual Youth Speech Contest, Mini Grants throughout the year, the Bernard Greufe Honorary Scholarship, the Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Scholarship to the American Farm Bureau Federation national YF&R leadership conference in February. Many other programs and funding opportunities support groups such as Agriculture in Montana Schools, Montana 4-H, Montana FFA, REAL Montana and the Montana State University College of Agriculture.

MFBFo is a qualified charity under IRS tax code 501 (c) (3) making all donations tax deductible for our supporters.

For more information on ways you can “Invest in the Future of Agriculture” by supporting the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation, please call the state office at 1-800-823-2676 or email Scott Kulbeck at  scottk@mfbf.org.

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APPLICATION TITLE APPLICATION YEAR FILE TYPE
2017 MFB Foundation Collegiate YF&R Scholarship 2017PDF
MFB Foundation Mini Grant Application - Now $1,000 2017PDF
2017 Women's Leadership Committee Scholarship 2017PDF
2017 Bernard Greufe Honor Scholarship 2017PDF
2017 Future of Agriculture Honor Scholarship2017PDF